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Discussion in 'Recording' started by sirchick, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. sirchick

    sirchick Active Member

    Aug 31, 2007
    Wales, Uk

    Does any one know of any websites which offer projects to download then give step by step tutorials with the projects to show you how the basics work and teach you how to hear what is needed in a song?

    Or if not a website a CD kinda thing that can be bought in a shop or online, some kind of interactive one, books are okay but i prefer some interaction.

    Or people who help teach this kinda stuff to newbies for free online (hah probably pushing my luck on this one)

    Hope you can help.
  2. pmolsonmus

    pmolsonmus Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2003
    Here's a quick google search.
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    there are some great videos on Youtube and most software companies include tutorials w/ purchase or available on their websites.

    What are you using and what specifically do you want to record?

    To "hear" what is needed in any particular song or genre of music is incredibly subjective and requires the thousands of hours that many willingly put in to this profession. It's really about trial and error and learning what others do and then making it work for your situation, equipment, room and desired outcome.

    Help us help you (and others) by being as specific as possible.

    The search function on forums is also an invaluable tool. I wish I had it when I started recording. Information is everywhere.
  3. sirchick

    sirchick Active Member

    Aug 31, 2007
    Wales, Uk

    Well im using Nuendo 3.2 seems to include most DAW features any one would need... i have bought Waves Mercury for my VSTi/VST plugins....

    My recording is only guitar as thats all I can play but currently i download backing tracks and record guitar over it... but im not really learning to mix a song by doing this, to mix one track on already mixed background is a bit simple and sure theres always tweaks people suggest but im not learning how to make drums and bass and rythm all fit together.

    Like when i have guitar too exposed i lower volume but it can still sound too exposed so i try compression to make it fit in with the crowd as it were, but thats were i cock it right up im hopeless with it i don't get what half the options do some times i can't even hear change the audio's sound to know what it just did to the track.

    I ain't learn how to use vocals in a song as i don't know any singers... thats why projects with a song that has just been recorded but no tracks actually EQ / Compressed / etc etc to the project is what im hopeing a site might have so i can download the project and mix the song myself.
  4. mrhotmark

    mrhotmark Active Member

    Jan 2, 2010
    could always try the tracks at Marks Backing Tracks to get you going.

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